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1950 project M Series 10 Aug 2020 09:29 #213610

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Hi Guys
Ive recently had a change in my life and decided to do a part resto on a 1950 Bedford that ive just bought . so hopefully when needed you guys can give me some ideas and help when needed .
The reto will be : Get it running right , Breaks , Inerior and a new tray .
So hopefully its not to hard . Ive never worked on anything this old .

Cheers Chris

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1950 project M Series 10 Aug 2020 09:59 #213611

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Hello 1950Beddy,
Welcome to the forum.
Your Bedford looks to be in very good general condition. It should be a straight forward restoration.
You can expect any vehicle that has hydraulic brakes to need them overhauled and any truck you buy to need a new tray.

There are plenty of Beddy enthusiasts here who should be able to help with information and maybe parts.

What part of the world are you in? I have clues to brake and other suppliers in and south of Melbourne but no use to you if you are a million miles away.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
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I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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1950 project M Series 10 Aug 2020 10:13 #213612

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Hi Morris
Im in NSW .
The truck it self is very solid . My plan is to do all the mechanical then tray and interoir .
All over time no rush , it is a project

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1950 project M Series 10 Aug 2020 21:33 #213649

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Welcome Chris
Should be all doable and brake parts and the like can be rebuilt

Get things like wheel cylinders and master cylinders stainless sleeved as they will last a lot longer with the minimal use it will get

Keep us posted

Paul
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1950 project M Series 10 Aug 2020 21:41 #213652

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thanks Paul

will do , Little steps

cheeres chris

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1950 project M Series 11 Aug 2020 07:47 #213670

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We suffer with you . . . many truck tragics with helpful suggestions on here. ;)

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1950 project M Series 11 Aug 2020 07:55 #213671

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Im struggling to find info on the truck
IE: paint colour , if its 2 or 3 ton

the tray is junk , im not sure if ill do full timber or steel and timber ?
dose anyone know where to buy new steering components IE: ball joints and rod ends

Cheers Chris

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1950 project M Series 11 Aug 2020 08:47 #213675

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There have been quite a few Bedford projects on here, but for starters trawl back though the A for Austin thread and all will be revealed.
The Bedford trucks introduced in 1949 (design dates from 1939 and before) were 'K' 30 cwt, 'M' 3 ton, and 'O' 5 ton. Yours has the more common Holden cab based on Chev pressings. Bonnet and wings are pommy.
Yours looks very complete and straight so should be good.
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1950 project M Series 11 Aug 2020 11:50 #213689

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Should be an aluminium tag with numbers on. One will be the paint code. I have been able to find most of them in an old Dulux book I have.

Jarrod.

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1950 project M Series 11 Aug 2020 18:32 #213707

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Today i got the front end apart and out .
Broken main spring and rear spring hanger is flogged out on passagers side .
All rod ends and king pins seem ok
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